Michael Downey, Chief of Corrections
Non-Emergency Number: (815) 802-7200
The Kankakee County Sheriff's Office Corrections Division consists of one hundred and twenty one corrections officers, 2 commissary clerks, 4 part-time medical doctors, 1 full-time nurse and 3 part-time nurses. The Corrections Division is mainly responsible for the jail facility and inmate processing.
Construction for our new facility is complete, and was officially opened on February 11, 2005. The new facility is designed to hold 312 inmates. Our old jail facility was designed for 106 inmates, but in 1994 was double-bunked which increased the capacity to 220. In 2003 a work release dorm was completed and the capacity increased again to 244. The average daily census for 2009 for both the old and new jail was 585.85 inmates.
The jail is comprised of separate cell blocks for felony and misdemeanors but houses a mixture of low to high risk security inmates.
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An application may be picked up at the Kankakee County Sheriff's Office at 3000 S. Justice Way, Kankakee, Illinois.
For information about the release date of a prisoner in the Illinois Department of Corrections, see the Illinois Dept. of Corrections site.